Be nice. Or else.
front end developer Joined over 3 years ago
Design systems are intended to make building huge products easier.
A personal portfolio/website/blog isn't a massive product with 10 teams working on it at the same time.
And it's your personal thing. Make it look personal.
What do you mean? Too basic?
Huh, good old comparison of physical and mental labour?
Work smart, not hard.
And how we define hard?
Is picking a lettuce hard? Is writing a machine learning algorithm hard? Which one creates more value?
Oh and it doesn't take at least 4 years of studying to become a junior lettuce picker.
I might sound blunt, but well, all you need to know is just a couple of actions:
Oh and i personally hate Zeplin. It's a tool for developers working on windows. I prefer sketch files instead.
Last time i used zeplin, it felt terrible and I was having trouble doing basic actions / exporting assets.
Just guessing but i think that those freelancers are in the list because their personal websites/portfolios have won SOTD in 2016. I see many great names there.
What about insurance for working equipment?
I always thought that if my mac got broken or lost, i wouldn't have cash to afford a new one and would probably have to find a full time job.
This scary idea didn't inspire me to save some cash anyway.
I'm not sure if programmer equals front end developer in this case but if so - absolutely. It's crucial for people working with UI to know at least the basics of design. After all front end developer is the link where picture becomes a working interface.
I've been working as a front end developer for roughly 4 years, i was always more interested in design than in development.
And it pays off!
Sometimes designers design only desktop version and i'm left to improvise how it should look in mobile. Knowing UX patterns, composition basics, having read some theory books on user experience, interaction and cognitive science helps me to continue building the stuff without bugging the designer.
Option to hide the cursor! Yay! I've been looking for simple recorders with this option and only found ugly and shady stuff on app store.
The fact that you make a clear distinction between job and freelance suggests me that you haven't tried freelancing.
And if i'm correct and you've never freelanced before, if you've got no client base or recognition, i'd suggest starting the freelance stuff while having a full time job. That's what I did. I'd freelance during weekends and past my full time job.
Eventually i quit my full time job because my freelance stuff was way more interesting and I just couldn't wait to get home. :)
You should always have a portfolio and linkedin, always explore your opportunities - either you're freelancing or not. Just don't fall into HR traps, they're evil.
Be nice. Or else.
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